To help us better understand your needs, we ran a survey to get feedback on your use of Annual Business Survey (ABS) statistics. The survey ran from June - August 2015.
How can we improve the Annual Business Survey statistics?
All of you were very satisfied or satisfied with the layout of our statistical bulletins
The majority of you were very satisfied with the level of detail of our statistical bulletins
The majority of you were very satisfied or satisfied with the ease of access and the relevance to their needs of our statistical bulletins.
The majority of you had not used the interactive tools
The majority of you did not find twitter a useful communication tool
You wanted to see employment counts and employment costs data features in the commentary
You wanted more commentary on manufacturing and high-value engineering
You wanted us to produce an interactive tool covering the whole ABS time series
Some of you wanted further regional breakdowns of ABS data
Look to incorporate links to the latest BRES release into our statistical bulletins, so that you can easily access employment counts and employment costs data
Decide to publish a series of short stories over the next year focusing in detail on the different sectors that the ABS covers, including manufacturing and high-value engineering.
Highlight that we release regional estimates for ABS every year, and that we can share access to data at lower geographical levels on request, subject to disclosure controls. Please see our Guidance and Methodology pages for further details
Promote access to our data explorer tool more widely
Continue to use Twitter to communicate our statistics to a wider audience, whilst noting that it is not an ideal channel for some of our core users
- ABS survey outcome report (266.8 kB doc)